Happy Palm Sunday!!! (:
Today marks Holy Week which is my favorite time that leads into my favorite Liturgical Seasons, the Paschal Triduum and EASTER! (:
There is so much joy. Seek Christ in the Sacraments. You are so loved!
Cause of our Joy, pray for us!
Every Sunday that I am lucky enough to assist in leading worship, I feel blessed! What a beautiful Mass tonight, felt God’s Grace moving! #Catholic #Mary #PalmSundays
My mom has a knack for doing these. Honestly, I spend most of the time watching her do that instead of paying attention to mass.
I am a prisoner of Hope. - Zechariah 9:12
It’s a shame, because what the Pope said about Confession today was really quite beautiful, and I suspect that many of those who have been hoping that Francis would “lead the Church away from such things” would find it beautiful as well, if they allowed themselves to get past the headline and read what he said.
They might even be persuaded to re-think their dislike for the Sacrament and embrace it.
In his comments, the Pope reminds us that Confession comes straight from Jesus…
“The Sacraments of Penance and Reconciliation […] flow directly from the Paschal mystery…In fact, the same evening of Easter the Lord appeared to the disciples, closed in the Cenacle, and, after addressing to them the greeting ‘Peace be with you’, he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven.’”
…and that when we sin, it isn’t just between us and God…
“Someone may say: ‘I confess only to God.’ Yes, you can tell God: ‘Forgive me’, and say your sins,” he said. “But our sins are also against the brothers, against the Church, and for this it is necessary to ask forgiveness to the Church and to the brothers, in the person of the priest.”
the full article:
An Illustrated Guide to Lenten Fasting & Abstinence by Jonathan Teixeira
Been listening to this while I was at work! Put me in the best mood!!
How to college:
- drink coffee
“It is through Him that we have received grace (God’s unmerited favor) and [our] apostleship to promote obedience to the faith and make disciples for His name’s sake among all the nations”
(Romans 1:5, AMP)
When you receive God’s grace in your life, you are receiving His favor. Not only is grace God’s favor, but it’s also His supernatural empowerment. God’s grace enables you to accomplish more and be more effective both in your own life and in building the kingdom of God. With grace and favor, you can make a difference in the lives of the people around you. You can “promote faith” by living a life of love.
Remember, God wants to empower you with His grace so that you can show love and encourage the people in your life — your coworkers, your family, your friends. How do you receive grace? By simply opening your heart and thanking Him for it. Thank Him for giving you His grace that empowers you. Then, begin to sow grace and favor into the lives of others. Those seeds will come back to you in a mighty harvest of grace in your future!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your promise of grace in my life. Thank You for unmerited favor and empowering me through Your Word. I receive Your grace right now and invite Your love to flow through me today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.